"Jeff and Jordan were very flexible and provided a range of programs from pre-K to grade 8 as well as parents. The kids especially liked the humorous poems and enjoyed hearing the poems put to music. It was an innovative program for our students and families."
"Jeff Mondak and Jordan Kaye came to visit our school in 2013. Communication with them before the event was great and made preparations run smoothly. Our students absolutely loved the performances! They quoted the poems and sang the songs for weeks after! The writing workshops with our 3rd graders hit on many skills and inspired their writing of poetry by helping them to find inspiration. Some of our 3rd graders also worked with Jordan in music workshops that were so fun and creative! The entire visit renewed our school's enthusiasm for poetry!"
"The students of Bridgeview Elementary School loved having Jeff Mondak and Sergio Wals bring some of their favorite funny poems to life through their use of song and intonated use of vocals. Most of all, the students had a blast meeting the author and learning about the techniques used to create the poems they love to read during small group lessons."
"Jeff Mondak and Sergio Wals came to my school last May for our annual Young Author's Day. They spent the entire day with us. The kids were so excited that they would take the time to listen to their writing. The LOVED the poetry that Jeff shared and the great songs that Sergio sang with the students. They had the time of their lives!!"
"Jeff and Sergio were a big hit at our middle school. The presentations during the day were thoroughly enjoyed by the students and staff. In the evening we had a 'poetry coffee house' to which the public was invited. We had so many positive comments from those who attended the evening presentation. The atmosphere was full of energy! For days after the presentations, students were walking down the halls singing Jeff's poetry!"
"A great team! Their unique songs/poems and interesting presentations keep the students highly involved... always entertaining and fun!!"
"Sergio Wals and Jeff Mondak entertained our first and second grade students with a combination of poetry, storytelling, and music that had many of them truly spellbound! Their interaction with our students was fantastic, and the children at our school quickly bonded with Sergio and Jeff to provide them with a quality educational experience!"
"Jeff is always a delight to have in my class. He read his original works of poetry. His work appealed to children as well as adults."
"We enjoyed Mr. Mondak's visit. My students had recently tried their hand at poetry and welcomed his visit. Specifically, he made rhyme and meter meaningful for my class. The best part for us was when he enlisted our help in writing additional verses to his poems."
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